Sea World’s Polar bear cub ‘Mishka’ has celebrated her second birthday by enjoying a party fit for a Polar bear.
The theme park’s Polar Bear Shores exhibit was transformed into a celebratory environment with a host of presents, toys, treats and a special fishy birthday cake.
Mishka has thrived under the watchful eye of her mum, Liya and has come a long way since her birth, now weighing in at around 200 kilograms and measuring more than one and a half metres tall when standing.
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Sea World Polar Bear Keeper, Nora Tenbrock said it has been great to be part of Mishka’s development and the team is excited to celebrate this wonderful milestone.
“Mishka has become a favourite of Sea World guests and this is a great occasion for us to throw her a wonderful party where she can celebrate with her favourite toys and treats,” she said.
“The exhibit here at Sea World offers one of the world’s best enrichment programs and occasions such as these provide a great opportunity for our Bears to experience a range of different smells and textures.
“Liya and Mishka’s diet consists of red meats, fish and small amounts of fruit and vegetables. Mishka really enjoys diving and playing with toys in the pool which is great for Sea World guests who can get an up-close view through the underwater viewing area.
“Mishka’s second birthday marks a major milestone in her development, as she continues to grow and learn under her mum Liya, before eventually becoming a part of the International Polar Bear breeding program.”